As a result, you may not even know you have it. Inﬂammation is the result of microscopic bacteria in the form of bioﬁlm collecting below the gum line – where the toothbrush cannot reach. If left unattended, this bioﬁlm can cause inﬂammation in your mouth and may lead to other serious health implications.
Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but not everyone develops gum inﬂammation. There are several risk factors which increase the chance of developing gum inﬂammation. It takes approximately 3 to 6 months for the bioﬁlm to reform under the gum line. If you are more susceptible to gum disease or inﬂammation, it is important to see us regularly so that we can help keep you and your mouth healthy.